Picasso and Dali Uncovered at Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum
Private visit escorted by an specialised guide
The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, though being housed in the former ancient General Hospital which dates back to the 18th century, is Spain’s national museum of 20th-century art. This dedication towards contemporary masters also plays a major role in all the redevelopments that the Museum has overcome during the years, with major extensions, designed by Jean Nouvel being incoporated by 2005. The museum was officially inaugurated on September 10, 1992, and takes it’s name from the former Queen Sofía. Strategically located at the southern end of the
Golden Triangle of Art (located along the Paseo del Prado and also comprising the Museo del Prado and the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza).
The museum is mostly devoted to Spanish Contemporary art. Some of the most famous works of the museum include excellent paintings from Spain’s two greatest 20th-century masters, Dalí and Picasso. Probably, the most popular masterpiece in the large resident collection of the museum is Picasso’s huge Guernica. Some other remarkable artist found in Reina Sofía Museum are Juan Gris, Eduardo Chillida, Pablo Gargallo, Julio González, Luis Gordillo, Pablo Serrano, José Gutiérrez Solana, Joan Miró, Lucio Muñoz, Jorge Oteiza, Julio Romero de Torres, or Antoni Tàpies.